Agent Name

2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromobisphenol A

CAS Number

79-94-7

Formula

C15-H12-Br4-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromobisphenol A; 2,2-Bis(3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxyphenyl)propane; 2,2-Bis(4-hydroxy-3,5-dibromophenyl)propane; 3,3',5,5'-Tetrabromobisphenol A; 3,5,3',5'-Tetrabromobisphenol A; 4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromophenol); 4,4'-Isopropylidenebis(2,6-dibromophenol); 4,4'-Isopropylylidenebis(2,6-dibromophenol); BA 59; Bromdian; FG 2000; Fire Guard 2000; Firemaster BP 4A; Great Lakes BA-59P; Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromo-; Phenol, 4,4'-isopropylidenebis(2,6-dibromo-; Saytex RB 100PC; Tetrabromobisphenol A; Tetrabromodian; Tetrabromodiphenylopropane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

Off-white solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flame retardant additive to plastics (ABS, phenolic, unsaturated polyester resins, and epoxy resin circuit boards), paper, and textiles; Also used as a plasticizer and chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Carcinogenicity of some industrial chemicals," Volume 115. [IARC, News Release, 23 Feb. 2016] Not embryotoxic in rats and mice at dose that causes reduction in offspring weight; [REPROTOX] Reproductive effector; Causes hepatitis, evidence of kidney injury, and weight loss in feeding studies of mice and rats; Causes somnolence and dyspnea in lethal-dose inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

NTP: Review of Toxicological Literature - Tetrabrombisphenol A - 2002

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.76E-11 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 1,267 ppm/1h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 178 deg C; [IPCS]

Reference Link

INCHEM: Tetrabromobisphenol A and derivatives (EHC 172 - 1995)

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

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